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    Local lawyer promotes civics, celebrates 25 years of service

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    For Immediate Release

    CONTACT: Teresa Weidemann-Smith
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (800) 444-9404, ext. 6025

    Local lawyer promotes civics, celebrates 25 years of service

    MADISON, March 10, 2005 – It's a six-peat! Last month local Thorp attorney Charles "Chuttie" Senn participated in the 6th Annual Judicial Teacher Institute - From the Courtroom to the Classroom at the State Bar of Wisconsin in Madison. Loyal High School teacher Michael Nanstad and Neillsville High School teacher Cindy Wildish Rasmussen joined 30 Wisconsin high school teachers for the two-day event to get the latest tools to teach students about the judicial system in Wisconsin and outline the role of the Supreme Court.

    "This event features our Supreme Court Justices as teachers in an effort to bring Wisconsin courts and the law to life for students while interacting with educators, attorneys and judges," said Senn, co-chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Law-related Education Committee. "Institute attendees participate in mini mock trials, learn the viewpoints of the Supreme Court Justices on the judicial system and more. The event offers a valuable face to face government learning experience for all participants."

    Senn, a solo practitioner at Charles Senn Law Office in Thorp for the past 25 years, received his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Parkside and his law degree in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Senn has served as chair of the State bar of Wisconsin's Law-related Education Committee for the past 10 years and in addition to coordinating Institute, he has actively participated in numerous Law-related activities. This year marks his firms 25th year in business in the community.

    The Institute is a joint effort of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Law-related Education Committee, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the University of Wisconsin Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Wisconsin Law Foundation, and the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 21,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers.

    For more information about the Judicial Teacher Institute, contact Dee Runaas, State Bar of Wisconsin Law-related Education Coordinator at (608) 250-6191 or visit